Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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October 17 2017 E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli O26 outbreak among Marine recruits, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • beef

In October 2017 an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli O26 occurred among recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and the command's field training facilities at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California. Investigators identified 62 …Read More »

October 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill, Washington and Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

The CDC, FDA, USDA FSIS and public health officials in several states investigated two outbreaks of E. coli O26 linked to food sold at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. Public health investigators used PulseNet to identify illnesses that were part …Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Jimmy John's Restaurants Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control first announced an ongoing investigation into illnesses linked to the consumption of raw clover sprouts consumed at Jimmy John's Restaurants in several states. The illnesses were caused by E. co…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 at Camp Lutherhaven, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • person-to-person

An outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 occurred among kitchen workers at Camp Lutherhaven, a summer camp located on Lake Couer d'Alene. Six people were ill with the outbreak strain. No one was hospitalized and no one died. No campers were confirmed to be in…Read More »

October 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at a Child Care Center, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in an Oregon child care center (9 children; 1 staff member). Infected persons were from three classrooms. One person had bloody diarrhea and no one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. The vehicle of transmissi…Read More »

August 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef Sold at BJ's Wholesale Club

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A recall of ground beef was issued on August 28 when three people developed illnesses caused by rare strain of E. coli O26 after they had eaten the product. The ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, of Pennsylvania and sold at BJ's Wholesa…Read More »

June 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Day Care Programs, Ellensburg, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O26 involved children who attended day care programs in Ellensburg, Washington. Foursquare Church Daycare and Preschool, Kids Learning Center and Little Tot Town Day Care were the child care programs affected by the outbreak. …Read More »

October 07 2007 Non-O157 STEC Linked to Consumption of Belgian Pasteurized Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream, Pasteurized

People who had eaten ice cream produced and sold at a farm in Antwerp developed Verotoxin-producing E.coli (VTEC). The pasteurized ice cream was served at two birthday parties and at the farm. Two strains of E.coli were involved in this outbreak E.…Read More »

July 07 2007 non-O157 E. Coli at a Jefferson County Jail Linked to Pasteurized American Cheese or Margarine

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, American Cheese Fats or Oils, Margarine

An outbreak attributed to three non-O157 strains of E. coli bacteria, occurred at the Jefferson County Jail, in Colorado. The strains of E. coli associated with this outbreak were: O121; O26; O84. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and P…Read More »

July 06 2006 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Strawberries or Blueberries, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Blueberries

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in Massachusetts. The vehicles were strawberries or blueberries.…Read More »

December 05 2005 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at a Day Care, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred at a Nevada day care program. The infection had been passed from person-to-person.…Read More »

July 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 and E. coli O103:H2, Wyoming

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Between July and November 2004, in Lincoln County, Wyoming, six reported cases of enterohemorrhagic E. coli were identified. An extensive food history questionnaire was conducted with the cases along with enhanced laboratory testing through the Wyom…Read More »

August 01 2001 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at a Swimming Beach, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water

An outbreak of E. coli O26 was associated with swimming at a beach in Minnesota in 2001.…Read More »

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